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Should I Smile For My Muslim ID?

November 21, 2015

It’s been a week now since the bombings in Paris last Friday. I wanted to write something before about the Paris attacks but nothing seemed right. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in Paris, along with the victims at the hands of ISIS in Beirut as well, and in […]

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Ramifications and All That

May 8, 2011

I was at a concert at Sunday when I found out from my sister, who had been checking twitter on her phone, that Osama Bin Laden was killed. It was definitely a ‘whoa’ moment and I really wished I had a TV right there to watch the news to keep up with all that was […]

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On Disaster Preparedness

March 13, 2011

With the earthquake in Japan on Friday, a lot of us have been inundated with footage of the destruction from the quake and the resulting tsunami while also hearing about a possible meltdown from Japan’s nuclear plants. We should all give to charities and pray for Japan as much as we can. However, that’s not […]

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Power to the People!

February 11, 2011

I have to be honest with you folks – I hadn’t updated in a while because nothing felt like it was worthy enough to write about while a revolution was going on halfway across the world. Since January 25th, the people of Egypt had been protesting in the streets against Hosni Mubarak’s regime and nothing […]

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Remember the Ground Zero Mosque? Uhh, No?

January 4, 2011

There was a lot of brouhaha a few months ago about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”. People were totally outraged that the Muslims (those crazy kids) were going to build a house of worship on Ground Zero. But, y’know, not really. A lot of Muslims and journalists that actually had some sense tried to counteract […]

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T-S-A! T-S-A!

November 18, 2010

I haven’t really been following the news lately so when all of these TSA/security check/body scanner/pat-down stories cropped up in my Twitter feed over the last couple of days, I figured something was up for everyone to get so riled up. I initially thought that maybe the masses are coming to the aid of those […]

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On Pakistan

August 18, 2010

Three weeks ago, flooding started in Pakistan, killing over 1,500 people and affecting millions of people so far. Articles say that about 1/5 of Pakistan is under water. And yet, despite the dire need of funds, there has been a slow response to this disaster. There has been a lot of discussion about this so […]

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Thoughts on the “Ground Zero Mosque”

August 13, 2010

I’m going to be honest with you all – I thought the controversy for the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” would have died down by now. So I can’t help but be surprised that the backlash against this proposed facility is still persisting, despite the fact that the project has some very important allies, including Mayor […]

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Via Salon.com – Top Quotations

January 2, 2010

Salon.com featured an article with what they consider to be the top quotations of the decade. This one’s my favorite: 6. “As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say, we know they’re some things we do not know. […]

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Still Waiting on that Change…

July 14, 2009

Today I read an article about President Obama stating that the jobless claims will increase before the end of the year, which is not only discouraging to one like myself who is looking for a job, but also disheartening when one thinks of all those people out there who are struggling to support their families […]

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